The 1991 Redskins had one of the best season in franchise history, finishing with a 17-2 record and a Super Bowl XXVI 37-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills behind the MVP performance of quarterback Mark Rypien.
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In his 10th and final NFL season, Gerald Riggs scored two touchdowns in each of Washington's three playoff victories, including scoring plunges of one and two yards in the 37-24 victory over the Bills in the Metrodome.
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Oct. 14, 1991 SI Cover.
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Gary Clark finished with a game-high 114 receiving yards in Super Bowl XXVI and his 30-yard scoring reception against the Bills proved to be the winning touchdown.
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A workhorse back who averaged 3.8 yards a carry and 9.1 per reception in a season in which he ran for 1,048 yards and made 34 catches for 308 yards, Earnest Byner was a key cog in the Redskins run to greatness.
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Led by the likes of Charles Mann (71), Wilber Marshall and Darrell Green, the Redskins were third in the league in total defense in 1991.
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Feb. 3, 1992 SI Cover.
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Subbing for injured cornerback A.J. Johnson, Alvoid Mays forced one of two fumbles by Bills QB Jim Kelly, who was also intercepted four times.
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Though he didn't score in Super Bowl XVII, Art Monk had seven receptions for 113 yards to cap a year in which he enjoyed his fifth 1,000th yard receiving season.
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